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workhorse [Aug. 6th, 2010|11:34 am]
Pat Lewis
Like a lot of people lately, it seems I've been neglecting my LiveJournal for other things--primarily Facebook, Twitter, etc. I can't believe it's been so long since I've updated last. Let me bring you up to speed on what's been going on since then.

The big news is that I finally finished drawing CRAGMORE! There's still a pretty lengthy process of editing and shopping around for a publisher ahead, so I don't expect it to come out until sometime next year at the earliest. With any luck though, I'll have a few print-on-demand copies with me at SPX so a few of you can sneak a peek at least.

Other than that, I'm kind of sitting back for a bit, enjoying this new, less-hectic schedule and trying to figure out my next move. I've got a few little projects in the works already, and I'm weighing ideas for a few big ones. Most importantly, I'm focusing on getting my illustration business back up to speed.

While I was working on Cragmore, I let a few things fall by the wayside and really only did the bare minimum in terms of self-promotion and keeping my portfolio up-to-date. The past couple weeks, though, I've been re-energized--polishing up my website, beefing up the ol' portfolio, and gathering contact information for a whole slew of new potential clients. If you know of anyone who's looking for my patented brand of illustration, feel free to send 'em my way!

So, even though it may be a while before you see another big comic from me, don't worry! I'm just working on the bread-and-butter, and I love making comics too much to ever quit for good.

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unused cragmore cover design [May. 25th, 2010|01:41 pm]
Pat Lewis
Kicking around ideas for the cover of the upcoming collected "Cragmore" graphic novel. To my eye, this one doesn't say "wacky adventure" enough, and it's also too similar to a Tim Biskup painting I saw online for my tastes. Maybe I'll use it for a print or postcard or something else though!

Unused "Cragmore" Cover
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update round-up [May. 11th, 2010|12:10 pm]
Pat Lewis
Whew! I'm back in town for a while now, after three conventions pretty much back-to-back. MoCCA, SPACE, and TCAF were all excellent experiences. I sold some comics and made a ton of new friends, which is pretty much all I want out of life. I'm hoping to finish CRAGMORE up over the summer, and hopefully I'll have a preview of the entire book done in time for SPX in September.

Speaking of CRAGMORE, here's a great review of the story so far by Rob Clough at the Comics Journal.

What else? Jabberwacky, the Free Comic Book Day anthology I contributed to is still available for free download at the Wide Awake Press website, and another great anthology, "Trickster" is for sale at Amazon. I got my contributors' copies in the mail recently, and they look amazing.

Finally, I was asked by Pittsburgh's own museum of comics and animation, the ToonSeum, to design a label for a limited-edition beer coming out soon. Here's what I came up with:

Illustration Ale

...So yeah, I've been a busy bee lately! I've got a bunch more cool stuff in the works, so stay tuned and I'll post what I can as it becomes available. Meanwhile, I'm still trying to find time to see Iron Man 2 and How To Train Your Dragon before they leave theaters!
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Jabberwacky [Apr. 29th, 2010|07:12 am]
Pat Lewis
Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday, May 1, and as usual, I contributed to the Wide Awake Press FCBD spectacular. This year, it's an anthology of medieval-themed comics, it's called "JABBERWACKY" and it promises to be fantastic. You can download it for free on May 1, but until then, here's a preview:

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trickster for sale [Apr. 14th, 2010|04:43 pm]
Pat Lewis
Hey I'm back! MoCCA was a ton of fun and a huge success to boot. In all the fuss, I forgot to mention that TRICKSTER, a new anthology I have a whopping 10-page comic in, is now available on Amazon and should be hitting stores soon.

The story I illustrated for it is "Rabbit's Choctaw Tail Tale," as told by storyteller Tim Tingle, and it's all about how the rabbit got his fluffy little powderpuff of a a tail, so you know there's lots of butt shots in it. It was really fun to work in this style, and I can't wait to get a hold of the book myself. Here's the first page of my comic:

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MoCCA time [Apr. 7th, 2010|04:18 pm]
Pat Lewis
This weekend is the big MoCCA Art Festival in New York City! I'll be there with all 3 volumes of CRAGMORE, a special discount on THE CLAWS COME OUT, t-shirts, buttons, minicomics, and more! Also I will have these little guys I painted up last week:


I'll be at table B-13 with superpal Travis Nichols, so be sure to remember that number until Saturday. Maybe I will see some of you there?
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butterflies [Apr. 6th, 2010|02:39 pm]
Pat Lewis
Happy Spring, everyone!

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Cragmore #3 [Mar. 24th, 2010|11:27 am]
Pat Lewis
My upcoming graphic novel, CRAGMORE, is now officially 75% done! Here's the minicomic version of part 3. I'll have this (along with parts #1 and #1) at MoCCA, SPACE, TCAF and other conventions throughout the year. Or you can always buy it direct from my website!

"CRAGMORE: Book 3" cover

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fake cragmore cover [Mar. 11th, 2010|09:24 am]
Pat Lewis
I was working on possible cover designs for the complete "CRAGMORE" collection, and for some reason came up with this one, which is based on the old Fawcett paperback comic strip reprint books.
Fake "Cragmore" cover
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marvel comics haikus [Mar. 1st, 2010|08:43 pm]
Pat Lewis

"You wouldn't like me
when I'm angry," he says, then
splits his purple jeans.


Galactus hungers!
He eats lunch at noon, but now
it's clobberin' time.


Benjamin J. Grimm:
Ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing.
Pride of Yancy Street.


Hey, remember the
Hate-Monger? Spoiler alert:
it's Adolf Hitler.


"Friendly neighborhood
Spider-Man?" Wall-crawling freak!
...Sure sells papers, though.


The fanboys snicker
at the double entendre:
"Giant-Size Man-Thing."

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Afrodisiac [Feb. 15th, 2010|11:23 pm]
Pat Lewis
My rendition of supercartoonist Jim Rugg's ultra-cool "Afrodisiac" character. His book is in stores now courtesy of the good people at AdHouse Books!
Afrodisiac pinup by Pat N. Lewis
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everybody still love thog [Feb. 11th, 2010|12:38 pm]
Pat Lewis
Ok, here's the last one (for now), and it's doing double-duty: this weekend is both Valentine's Day AND the start of the Chinese Year of the Tiger! Enjoy!
Everybody Love Thog 3
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